Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2 fight time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule, venue, betting odds and live stream details

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2 fight time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule, venue, betting odds and live stream details

Published On Sunday, August 11, 2019By Tim Rickson

All the details you need to watch Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2

The biggest heavyweight fight of the year between Mexican champion Andy Ruiz Jr (33-1, 22 KOs) and former unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) in his next fight.

BBN have provided all the details viewers need to tune in and watch the heavyweight world title fight on the same day in history that Eugene Corri, one of the original members of the National Sporting Club, became the first referee in a boxing ring:

 

Date

The highly-anticipated bout takes place on December 7.

 

Venue

The rematch is set to take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

 

Rounds scheduled

12 three-minute heavyweight rounds.

 

Titles

Joshua's former titles, the WBA 'Super', IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight titles, now in the possession of Ruiz, are on the line.

 

Ringwalks

UK fight fans can expect 'AJ' and 'The Destroyer' to make their ringwalks any time after 11pm (GMT), as Saudi Arabia is two hours ahead of the UK.

 

TV Coverage

Coverage should start around 8pm live on Sky Sports Box Office for UK viewers and US viewers will be able to watch live on DAZN streaming service.

 

Live Stream

Even if you are not a Sky TV subscriber you can watch live via PC/Desktop/Mac, NOW TV Box or Smart Stick, iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet by creating an account at www.skysports.com/boxofficelive.

There is one other way that you can watch if you are not a Sky TV customer, or if you are just out and about on Saturday night by simply finding a suitable pub that is showing the event by visiting pubfinder.sky.com

 

Undercard Highlights

The undercard is yet to be announced.

 

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Press Conference Quotes

The official press conference to formerly announce the fight is due to take place at The Savoy in London on Monday, August 12.

Ruiz has already said that it will be a repeat result, “I know his flaws, I can do a lot better. The only thing he can do is just run around, he's not good at boxing.”

Londoner Joshua, a consummate professional, has vowed to deal with the defeat and return stronger than ever, “I took a loss and I have to take it like a man.”

 

Background

The Fairytale of New York on June 1 saw Andy Ruiz Jr become the first Mexican world heavyweight champion with a seventh-round TKO over the heavy favourite Anthony Joshua.

Ruiz was a stand-in opponent for the disgraced Jarrell Miller after he failed three drug tests, and took his golden opportunity with both hands, despite being widely dismissed by many as having no chance against the undefeated champion.

He bested the Briton from the opening bell, but a flash knockdown in the third round saw Ruiz on the floor for the first time in his career. Clear-eyed, the 29-year-old jumped straight back to his feet to exact revenge by flooring Joshua in return. Another three knockdowns over the following four rounds eventually caused referee Michael Griffin to call an end to the contest in round seven.

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr fight report: http://britishboxingnews.co.uk/blogs/andy-ruiz-jr-stuns-anthony-joshua

After much back and forth about where the rematch should take place with Madison Square Garden, Mexico, London and Cardiff all being discussed, the bout now heads to the Arabian Peninsula instead, much to the dismay of many fight fans.

Oleksandr Usyk (16-0) lies in wait for the winner, after he was named as the WBO mandatory challenger.

 

Betting Odds Supplied by 888Sport

5/2 Andy Ruiz J
4/11 Anthony Joshua
33/1 Draw

 

Running Order

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua
12x3 WBA 'Super', IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight titles